Friday, 26 September 2014

Revelry TPC 7th Anniversary

Hello Lovelies!

Today's post is all about the Tea Party club 7th anniversary - Revelry!

So this Saturday just gone was Revelry! For those that don't know this was a big event with quite a few special guests hosted up at Grey's Inn in London (annoyingly my phone has corrupted all the photos I had of the outside of the event.

The TPC had arranged for guests - Ms.Taira Metamorphose, Syrup, Ms. Mihashi from Gothic and Lolita Bible, Ai Akizuki and Hitomi from Grimoire.

As usual I met up with my partner in crime Beccy before the event! 

We were lucky enough to get VIP tickets so were let into the event at 10:00am and given our VIP bags and a poster. Downstairs was a photobooth, bring and buy sale and the Lolita collective. Upstairs had the shop stalls (including the GLB, Metamorphose, Syrup and Grimoire stalls).


We had a look around the various stalls and bought a few things (More on this later!) But there were quite a few different styles of stalls about.

Check out these amazing stain glass windows and all the guests!

Back downstairs we went for the welcome talk with Kyra and Michaela. They explained the schedule for the day, the various actives that would be going on, and where to find different booths.

After this was the Q&A with the special guests which was very interesting. There were some very interesting questions asked!

I was lucky enough to get a photo with Ms. Taira!

Next was a lunch break/treasure hunt. I couldn't take part in this as I'd volunteered to help for two hours on the brand stall.

I was assigned to Grimoire! Look at all the lovely things Hitomi brought with her!



Whilst I was volunteering the fashion show took place. Beccy very kindly photographed this and quite a lot of other things while I was busy.

When I was done with volunteering we went for another look around the stalls before heading to the photobooth. Shortly after this was the Raffle and closing.

There were so many raffle prizes I think just about everyone won something! I won a Ted Baker ring. Sadly it doesn't fit my fingers, but I'm sure I'll use it for something. Beccy won some socks which I promptly stole off her (That's twice I've pinched her raffle prize now, I'm lucky I'm so loved!)

Then it was time to go home! We took a few last photos before parting ways (Excuse my shoes, I'd changed out of my good ones by this point!

All in all, it was a great day. I don't get to see Beccy very often so it was lovely to spend the day with her. The next post will be the items I purchased whilst at the event! There were so many photos in this post I thought it best not to add too many more!

Ta-ta for now,

Sunday, 21 September 2014

Tokyo Otaku Mode - Ridiculous kawaii order!~*~Positive~*~

Hello Lovelies,

Today's post is a review of a site I recently discovered. Tokyo Otaku Mode is a shop in Japan that sells all sorts of cute and awesome Japanese items. They recently did an offer for $5 off alpaca items with free shipping and I may have gotten a teeny bit carried away and ended up ordering 3 alapca items and some Rilakkuma items too! The shipping is via EMS/Parcelforce in the Uk and arrived really quickly too.

What I didn't expect was for everything to turn up in separate boxes, how awesome are these? I love the print and logo on it.

Let's enjoy otaku life! Sure thing guys!

Now here's the bit that massively impressed me. I'd opted to get some of my items giftwrap. (It was a free option and I was curious to see what it was like in case I bought any presents for friends and I do think the little draw string pouches are cute!). Everything was taped down in the box, in its own cellophane bag so it couldn't move about! I've never seen anyone do this and it's just a good idea! It makes the packages look really professional. The other thing I was impressed with was the A4 document pouch - the invoice for the items were in here. These are really nice folders and I'll be keeping mine for future use.

Back of the folder containing my invoice.

And here's what I ordered! I did get a tiny bit carried away as I only meant to order the stripy alpaca... but then I ended up ordering the stripy lpaca, the alpaca pouch, cube, a Rilakkuma bento cloth and Rilakkuma bath ball! I'm really happy with the items I ordered, the Rilakkuma cloth is quite thick so I'm not using it for the reason I purchased it but I have come up with another use for it (Keep your eyes peeled!)

I'd highly recommend Tokyo Otaku Mode, the service is super fast and the staff are very helpful (I enquired about a product that was OOS and they got back pretty quick!) I wouldn't hesitate to order gifts for friends and family from here and they seem to update their stock everyday.

Ta-ta for now,

Friday, 19 September 2014

YouBeauty - Discovery box - September

Hello Lovelies,

Today's post is a review on the YouBeauty discovery box (YouBeauty Discovery). I've seen a few of these beauty boxes floating about recently, the general idea is you can pick one or two items that you'd like to try and you get a few mystery ones too. There was an offer floating about to try this months box for free so I thought I'd give it ago - the normal cost is £6.95 a month which I think is a pretty good deal! It's really simple to order and choose what items you'd like to try, because of the free trial offer a lot of the items were out of stock but I still managed to find some that'd I'd like to try. I think this was dispatched about 4 days after I placed the order and it was delivered via Myhermes in a little plastic packet. I have to admit when it arrived the size of it made me think it was just going to be full of those little sachets you get inside magazines, but I was happily wrong!

This is what I found when I unwrapped the package - it's quite a sturdy little box and definitely would be re-useable.

Inside was a little booklet, full of offers and descriptions of the included products.

Under the booklet was the first of my chosen items - Eyeko London hydrogel eye patches. I used to buy Eyeko Beauty products when they first came out and everything had a Manga twist to it, and thought I'd like to try some more of their products. These patches are for reducing puffiness, bags and de-stressing and I'm looking forward to trying them!

Some Crabtree and Evelyn tea bags - These smell lovely, I didn't realise that C&E made tea as well as beauty products.

A make-up sponge! These are always super useful, this one is quite nice and smoothly applies makeup.

Mavadry - This was the second of my chosen products, this dries any nail polish in 60 seconds! Perfect for me as I'm such a fidgit and always manage to smudge the polish before it's set.

This was the last of the mystery products, Toni & Guy Glamour Volume Pumping Whip. I'm really pleased with it, My hair is quite short at the moment and this gives some great lift, it's very easy to use as well.

It's a very odd texture, it's almost like a dense foam? It smells quite lovely too. It doesn't seem to make my hair heavy or sticky either and I think I'd also buy this again once it runs out.

Stuck in the bottom of the box was another offer for a food service, I'm not sure that's its something I'd use but it was an interesting concept.

I'm really impressed by this box and for £6.95 a month I think that's a pretty good deal. I had originally intended to just get one box but might wait and see what's in the next one before cancelling. I do like to try new beauty products and this seems a very good way to try them out with out investing a lot of money.

Ta-ta for now